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Sex discrimination: Pension scheme did not unlawfully discriminate against transsexual

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In Bavin v (1) NHS Trust Pensions Agency (2) Secretary of State for Health 19.8.99 EAT 1211/98, the EAT holds that a pension scheme under which only the surviving spouse of a member is entitled to derived benefits did not unlawfully discriminate on grounds of sex against a transsexual, who was born in a female body but has undergone gender reassignment, in a long-term relationship with a female member of the scheme. As with other unmarried partners of scheme members, he is not entitled to derived benefits because he is not married.